UNDP Administrator Helen Clark

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Call to Action - Social Good Summit 2014 - UNDPUNDP Administrator Helen Clark discusses how technology, innovation, and new media can create valuable opportunities for increased citizen engagement and more inclusive development outcomes in an interview with Devex Assistant Editor Kelli Rogers on the "Step and Repeat" during the Social Good Summit in New York City on 21 September 2014. Photo: Dylan Lowthian/UNDPHelen Clark's Diary at the UN General Assembly


Helen Clark: Video message to the Fourth Annual Rotary Forum

05 Dec 2014

“Reflections on the Role of NGOs and Civil Society Organisations in Development” Thanks for the opportunity to address the Fourth Annual Rotary Forum hosted by the Rotary Club of Wellington. I’m sorry I cannot be present in person for this important discussion on the role of non-governmental organiz MORE

Helen Clark: Statement on International Volunteer Day

05 Dec 2014

On 5 December each year, we celebrate International Volunteer Day (IVD) in recognition of the commitment and contribution of volunteers to peace and development. This year’s theme, "Make Change Happen, Volunteer!", emphasizes how volunteerism can advance sustainable development by fosterin MORE

Helen Clark: Message on World AIDS Day

01 Dec 2014

The current Ebola crisis reminds us that fighting communicable diseases requires behaviour change, engaging communities, partnerships with government and civil society, and reducing inequalities.  Early diagnosis and treatment is vital too. These lessons have been learned in the fight against H MORE

Helen Clark: Statement at the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 Nov 2014

Violence against women and girls appears all too often in headlines across the world. But along with the cases that make the news are many thousands of other incidents occurring every day, on every continent, and in every country. According to the World Health Organization, gender-based violence kil MORE

Helen Clark: Video Message to the International Parliamentary Conference on Growth and Development, at the Houses of Parliament, London, UK

18 Nov 2014

London, UK I am pleased to share a few thoughts with you at the start of this year’s International Parliamentary Conference hosted by the United Kingdom Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. UNDP is delighted to be a partner in the organisation of the Conference, and we are especia MORE

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UN Development Chief Calls for more international support after devastating floods

15 Jul 2014

Belgrade, Serbia - One the eve of an international donor conference for flood recovery efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark today visited an affected area in Serbia and stressed the need to include disaster resilience in forthcoming recovery and reconstructionmore

Linking humanitarian, development and climate finance is critical for fragile and conflict-affected States

10 Jul 2014

New York City – Three sources of finance - humanitarian, development and climate finance - play a critical role in supporting recovery efforts in fragile and conflict-affected countries, says a report launched today by Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) andmore

Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda Unite Efforts to Combat Illegal Timber Trade in East Africa

26 Jun 2014

Coordinated Approach Set to Curb Trade that Costs World Economy US$30-100 Billion Annually 
Nairobi, Kenya, 26 June 2014 – High-level government representatives from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania today, at the first United Nations Environment Assemble (UNEA), announced their intention to work togethermore


UNDP and First Lady of Kenya join forces against elephant killings

25 Jun 2014

New programme puts communities at the center of anti-poaching drive Nairobi, Kenya – Combating poaching will not succeed unless communities are empowered to help prevent its alarming upsurge, said the first lady of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta and the Administrator of the UN Development Programme, Helmore

Delivering justice and support for victims of wartime sexual violence

30 May 2014

Zagreb, Croatia -- The necessity of providing justice and support to wartime victims of sexual violence was underscored at a regional conference supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that brought together more than 120 government officials and civil society activists from counmore

About Helen Clark

Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She also chairs the United Nations Development Group.

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